Dear House of Commons,
Please provide me with an electronic copy of the full text of "Erskine May Parliamentary Practice 23rd Edition".
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Dear Mr Elibank,
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Nevertheless, the 23rd edition of Erskine May’s Parliamentary Practice is not a parliamentary publication. It is published by, and available from, Butterworths (part of LexisNexis) see http://www.lexisnexis.co.uk/store/uk/cat...
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